Wheelbarrow Planter

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With Spring planting just around the corner, I have been assessing all of my potentially plantable plots; debating if I can squeeze any more plants in my backyard. Since my garden plot is always planted to the max, I wanted to get creative with container planting this season, and thought this would be a perfect time to convert that old rusty wheelbarrow to an adorable and usable garden container.

The first step to converting your wheelbarrow into a planter is to remove all unneeded hardware and excess rust and dirt. In my case, I removed an old flat tire and tube, and a lot of rust. 

Next I drilled drainage holes in the bottom of the wheel barrow using a 6/32″ drillbit.

Then spray paint one coat of rustoleum paint on the inside of the wheelbarrow.

Lastly, place a layer of window screening on the bottom of the wheelbarrow, which keeps the soil from falling out of the drainage holes.  Top the screening with 1/2″-1″ of rocks to aid in drainage.  Fill with soil and plant.

 

Posted on by FreeRangeChick - Shanti Posted in Grow, Make

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